The Pope may be God’s representative here on Earth, but if there’s one thing he can’t do, it’s head to the local pizzeria and scarf down a pie in peace. Pope Francis recently revealed in an interview that he feels his Pontificate will be brief, and said, “the only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.”
Well, one local pizzeria heard his prayers. Pizzeria Don Ernesto in Naples, Italy, sprang into action after hearing about the pope’s pizza-less plight, creating the pope a special white and yellow pie made with buffalo mozzarella and yellow cherry tomatoes. The pie had “Il Papa” emblazoned in dough across the top.Pizzeria co-owner Enzo Cacialli delivered his creation to Pope Francis as the Popemobile procession was driving by. The pizzeria’s owners then uploaded a YouTube video of the Pope accepting the personal pie. Onlookers cheered and clapped for the exchange.
"I think he was just joking. He said, 'Thank you.' How can I say in English... 'I'll have it later,'" pizzeria co-owner Roberto Discardi told ABC News.